|Full name||Ederson Santana de Moraes|
|Date of birth||17 August 1993|
|Place of birth||Osasco, Brazil|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 May 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 February 2018
Ederson Santana de Moraes (born 17 August 1993), known simply as Ederson (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈɛdɛɾsõ]), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Manchester City and Brazil national team as a goalkeeper.
He started his career at São Paulo in 2008, before joining Portuguese side Benfica, one year later, where he spent two seasons as junior. In 2012, he transferred from Ribeirão to Rio Ave. He rejoined Benfica in 2015 and was assigned to the reserves before debuting for the first team, with whom he would win four major titles in two seasons. After the end of the 2016–17 season, he joined English club Manchester City for £35 million, becoming the most expensive goalkeeper of all-time in terms of the nominal value of pound sterling at the time of his transfer.
Early career / Rio Ave
Born in Osasco, São Paulo, Ederson started his football career in 2008 at local club São Paulo FC with whom he played one season, before joining Benfica in Portugal. Here, at the age of 16, he spent two years as a junior, eventually leaving for Second Division side Ribeirão in 2011. A year later, he joined Primeira Liga side Rio Ave. In summer 2012, he officially signed a contract with Rio Ave. In May 2015, following a string of good performances and a call to the Brazil under-23 squad, he signed a new contract with the club that would last until 2019.
On 27 June 2015, Ederson joined Portuguese champions Benfica. Then, in July, he officially signed a five-year contract with the club, in a deal worth €500,000, and set a €45 million release clause. Rio Ave would keep 50% of the upcoming keeper's economic rights. In the 2015–16 season, Ederson started as a second choice in line for the first team, defended by compatriot and international Júlio César. Ederson first played some matches in the Segunda Liga with the reserve team and in the Taça da Liga with the main squad, before playing in the Primeira Liga on 5 March 2016 against local rivals Sporting CP, replacing injured Júlio César. Benfica won the Lisbon derby 0–1 and took the first place of Primeira Liga. He would then be part of eleven more victories that would seal Benfica's 35th and third league title in a row. Five days later, he played the Taça da Liga final against Marítimo, which Benfica won 6–2. In addition, he played three matches in the UEFA Champions League campaign, where Benfica reached the quarter-finals. In his next season, he won the treble of Primeira Liga, Taça de Portugal and Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira.
On 1 June 2017, Benfica announced that Ederson had joined Premier League club Manchester City for £35 million (€40 million), making him the second most expensive goalkeeper of all-time, after Gianluigi Buffon (£32.6 million), whose transfer fee, although the second highest ever in pounds sterling, still remains the highest of all time in Euros, when he moved from Parma to Juventus for €52 million (100 billion lire) in 2001. The transfer equals Axel Witsel's transfer as the largest fee a club has ever paid for a Benfica player.
Ederson was immediately inserted as Pep Guardiola's first choice goalkeeper, supplanting Claudio Bravo. He made his competitive debut for the club on 12 August 2017 in a 0–2 away win at Brighton, where he kept a clean sheet. On 9 September against Liverpool, Ederson suffered a kick to the face by Sadio Mané, and was forced to leave the game after eight minutes of treatment. Ederson received eight stitches, and Mané was sent off by referee Jon Moss and banned for the subsequent three matches. Despite this, Ederson made his next start the following week in the Champions League against Feyenoord, sporting a piece of protective headgear.
Ederson was named in Brazil's provisional squad for Copa América Centenario but was cut from the final squad due to injury. His debut for the national team came in a 3–0 win over Chile in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier in October 2017. In May 2018, he was named in Tite's final 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia.
Style of play
An agile, courageous, energetic, and physically imposing keeper, Ederson possesses physical strength, excellent reflexes and shot-stopping abilities between the posts, and developed a reputation as a penalty saving specialist during his time with Benfica. However, he is mostly highly regarded for his outstanding distribution and skill with the ball at his feet: his control and confidence on the ball enables him to retain possession and quickly play the ball out from the back on the ground with his hands or either foot – even when put under pressure – or launch an attack with long kicks. He is also very quick when rushing off his line, and often functions as a sweeper-keeper. Regarded as a highly promising prospect, in spite of his young age, he has already stood out for his decision making, consistency, and composure in goal, as well as his ability to organise his defence, and is also an intelligent reader of the game.
Ederson acquired Portuguese citizenship in 2016.
- As of match played 6 May 2018
|Rio Ave||2012–13||Primeira Liga||2||0||2||0||3||0||—||—||7||0|
|Benfica B||2015–16||Segunda Liga||4||0||—||—||—||—||4||0|
|Manchester City||2017–18||Premier League||36||0||0||0||0||0||9[b]||0||—||45||0|
- As of 11 October 2017
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- LPFP Primeira Liga Goalkeeper of the Year: 2016–17
- UEFA Champions League Breakthrough XI: 2017
- Guinness World Records Longest drop kick: 2018
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